Oxidation is the enemy of fur so it is best to store your fur accessories in a cedar lined closet or in an air tight container away from sunlight and extreme heat with some cedar blocks or chips in the box. Do not store furs in plastic bags as this prevents the skin from breathing properly.
As an alternative to using chemical moth balls you may put a sachet of herbs containing 2 ounces each of dried mint and rosemary, 1 ounce each of ginger and thyme and 8 ounces whole cloves in with your furs. Other herbs you can use to repel moths include lavender, sweet woodruff, tansy, and lemon rind. You can buy herbs in bulk at most health food stores. Fabric softener sheets that are used in clothes dryers are an excellent moth repellent. Tuck a dryer sheet inside your fur hat or muff.
We ship our hats inside out to protect fur along the way. Turn your hat right side out. after receiving. Fluff and smooth the fur with your fingers. If necessary you may use a professional quality round hair brush to lightly & gently brush the fur into shape. You may spritz the fur with a tiny bit of cool water, fluff with your fingers, place the hat over a round form and allow to air dry and fluff again. Never use heat drying methods.
Fur Storage and Care Tips
January 30, 2012
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